Exploring Anatomical Types

Within the hierarchy of the food chain, every species has an anatomical body type. As you will soon see, anatomically speaking, humans are not herbivores, omnivores, or carnivores, as some believe, but rather frugivores. To some of you, frugivore may be a new term, but it’s really very simple. Frugivores are a species whose preferred food is fruit, along with a small amount of nuts, seeds, and leafy greens. Not only do frugivores feed on this diet, they thrive on it!

To illustrate the feeding habits natural to our anatomical design, Dr. Morse compiled the following comparison of the typical anatomy and physiology of carnivores, omnivores, herbivores, and frugivores.

What is the human anatomical type - carnivores, omnivores, herbivores, or frugivores? Answer: Frugivore!